Jamshedpur, Oct 15: The bridge over river Subarnarekha at Amainagar is awaiting inauguration.
The construction of the bridge at Rs 11 crore, will reduce the distance of several villages from Ghatshila by approximately 12 kilometers.
The distance between Ghatshila and Musabani that is 12 kilometers will stand reduced by half as soon as the bridge gets operational. It is expected that the bridge will be inaugurated by Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das.
The construction of the bridge from Amainagar bank of river Subarnarekha will prove to be boon to villagers especially of Amainagar, Badaghat, Uperbanda, Kadamdih and other villages who, otherwise, have to cross the river by boats or take detours of about 12 kilometers for their to and fro journey from Ghatshila.
The students of the villages had to bear the brunt especially during the monsoon season when crossing the river was deemed perilous. There have been cases of drowning incidents during such periods.
The bridge is the result of protests and demonstrations by the villagers of Amainagar, Badaghat, Uparbanda, Kadamdih and other villages. The construction of the bridge was sanctioned during the period 2009-’10 and Narsaria Agency was awarded the contract at Rs 11 crore.
The construction work took six years for completion. The bridge will reduce the distance of the villages to Ghatshila to approximately three kilometers.
The distance between Ghatshila and Musabani will be six kilometers once the bridge is opened to traffic. This bridge will also facilitate quicker movement from Odisha to Dumaria and Musabani.